P. D. Eastman’s classic “Are You My Mother?” was a favorite of our girls when they were younger. A little bird goes searching for its mother, asking everything it sees “Are you my mother?” After startling a mourning dove from a bush, we peered in to find this nest with one little bird and one egg. The little one did NOT ask us whether we were its mother, but that’s just as well, although it would have made a better story. 🙂

Of course today is Independence Day/Fourth of July in the U. S. so happy Fourth to all fellow Americans. We’re not a country without flaws (there are none) but I’m still proud and happy to be an American.

  1. restlessjo says:

    Adorable! Happy 4th, Janet!

  2. macmsue says:

    I remember that book, I think my favourite line was, “I’m not your mother, I’m a Snort!”
    The little bird seems to be ignoring you. Happy 4th July to you.

    • Yes, that was a good line. I don’t think the little bird is quite big enough to even worry about us but since it was facing away, it does seem to be ignoring me. The nest was so deep in the bush that this was the only view I could somewhat easily get.

  3. peggy says:

    Hope the other egg hatches so this little bird will have company. Happy 4th of July to you too.

  4. Aw, cute. Happy 4th to you too, Janet!

  5. beth says:

    so cute and my girls loved that book too! happy 4th!

  6. I remember that book from my children’s library. Great memory jogger, Janet!

  7. Happy 4th, Janet! My children loved that book, too, and the grandchildren too. Cute little bird in the nest 😀

  8. Dan Antion says:

    I hope you’re enjoying the 4th.

  9. Happy Independance day, Janet!

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    I wonder if pigeons and doves think of their babies as “cute and beautiful” as we do of ours?

  11. susurrus says:

    I hope you had a good celebration. Of course, we miss you 🙂

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